As of May 2015, KetchupWorld.com, MyBrands.com, and Amazon.com sell Brooks Rich & Tangy Ketchup. A product locator from Pinnacle Foods, which owns the Brooks brand, shows the ketchup available in one Chicago store but in none within 30 miles of several other major cities.
It is believed that ketchup is a replication of a type of fish sauce that was originally created in Southeast Asia. History points to the British trying to replicate a dark sauce and turning it into what is now called ketchup.
Eating a large amount of commercial ketchup can be considered bad because of the high levels of sugar and also the amount of high fructose corn syrup. Eating commercial ketchup in moderation will not cause any serious health problems.
Ketchup contains the chemicals lycopene, acetic acid and water. The body has an easier time processing lycopene when it comes from the tomato paste in ketchup as opposed to fresh tomatoes.
Ketchup lasts for six months in the refrigerator after the package is opened, or for one month outside of the refrigerator. It does not need to be refrigerated prior to opening.
One tablespoon of regular ketchup contains 3.62 to 4 grams of sugar. Heinz, the best selling brand of ketchup in the world, offers a reduced sugar version which contains 75 percent less sugar than their regular brand.
In the United States, where ketchup is known as the king of condiments, nationally recognized brands such as Del Monte, Heinz, Hunt's and Red Gold rule the ketchup market. Store-brand ketchups such as Wal-Mart’s "Great Value" are often included in a family of products specifically manufactured for r
To make ketchup at home with only six ingredients in less than 30 minutes, mix chopped tomatoes, light brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt, paprika and Worcestershire sauce in a pot, bring to a boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes. Cool, and then blend in a blender or food processor before servin
Insects are not a specific ingredient in ketchup, though a very nominal amount of insect parts may be detected in the product. Since tomato plants are grown in soil and insects feed off of them, insect fragments may be present on the plants when they are processed. As such, the United States Food an
Ketchup can be frozen, but its consistency after it has thawed is watery and jelly-like. Ketchup has a long shelf life. An unopened bottle can last for two years when stored in a pantry.